CVE-2002-1160

2003-02-19T05:00:00
ID CVE-2002-1160
Type cve
Reporter cve@mitre.org
Modified 2016-10-18T02:24:00

Description

The default configuration of the pam_xauth module forwards MIT-Magic-Cookies to new X sessions, which could allow local users to gain root privileges by stealing the cookies from a temporary .xauth file, which is created with the original user's credentials after root uses su.